Cricket Australia (CA) Tuesday announced a restructuring of the contracting system for women players which will result in the Australian female cricketers becoming some of the best paid female athletes in the country. CA approved a restructure of the contract system with a move from a three-tier payment system to a squad-ranking system. The top player retainer increases substantially from ...
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Sven-Goran Eriksson is planning to tell all about his time as England's football coach in a new autobiography. The Swede's memoir, Svennis, will talk about the time when he had affairs with Ulrika Jonsson, 45, and FA secretary Faria Alam, 47, the Daily Star reported. The 65-year-old former player told the publication that there has been so much said about him that is not true, so he wants to ...
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England's bowling coach David Saker has described Jimmy Anderson as the most skillful bowler in the world, following the latter's astounding display during the Lord's Test against New Zealand. The ICC ratings place Steyn at number one, while Anderson languishes at sixth place, more than a hundred ranking points behind. But Saker admits that despite Steyn being an outstanding bowler, Jimmy has ...
Former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Lieutenant General (retired) Tauqir Zia, along a few former and current players and administrators, have serious reservations on the mechanism adopted by the PCB, and is demanding the imposition of ad-hoc on the board. The Daily Times quoted Tauqir as saying that ad-hoc for at least three months is the need of the hour to fix ...
Australian Test batsman David Warner is expected to plead guilty during Cricket Australia hearing over his recent Twitter rant with two prominent journalists. Senior Code of Behaviour Commissioner, Justice Gordon Lewis, will hear the case via teleconference. According to news.com.au, Warner faces sanction ranging from a fine, suspension, reprimand or counseling after being reported under CA's ...
The new England football kit has been revealed and was instantly compared with West Germany's outfit in the 1960s and 70s by some fans. The kit was sponsored by 'Nike', who opted for a simple design, with a rounded collar and navy badge, Sky News reported. Fans took to social media to express their displeasure at the kit's likeness to England's great rivals. One user wrote: "The new England ...
The completion date for Zenit St. Petersburg's $1.1 billion stadium has been put back again and it may not open until 2017, a decade after construction work began, the head of the government agency auditing the project said. The stadium is to host a 2018 World Cup semifinal, but the new date means there could be a rush to prepare it for scheduled Confederations Cup games in 2017. "The ...
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Young Australian medium-fast bowler and powerful lower-order hitter Nathan Coulter-Nile and fellow West Australian Mitchell Marsh are the two new names in the 15-man squad for this year's ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales, announced this morning.
According to Telegraph.com.au, Twenty20 skipper George Bailey has edged out keeper Matthew Wade for the post of vice captain for the eight-nation tournament, adding that he will be a vital middle-order batsman after a strong showing in the ODI series against Sri Lanka and West Indies.
News.com.au has said that Coulter-Nile's impressive Twenty20 and ODI form earned him a call-up in the squad, along with Adam Voges, who also got his chance to continue in the green and gold after a strong finish in the Australian summer.
According to the report, the young Marsh has got another shot at international cricket after overcoming a serious hamstring injury this summer and is expected to be a key all rounder, along with James Faulkner, Glenn Maxwell and Shane Watson.
The report further said that 'Reigning ODI Player of the Year' Clint McKay would carry the bulk of the fast bowling duties, along with specialist pacemen Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Coulter-Nile. ...
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